Semantics, externalism and a priori truths

  • Bigelow, John, (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

    Project: Research

    Project Description

    This project aims to discover more about the logical roots of a priori knowledge. Pure mathematicians and logicians discover truths which are not justified by inference from observations; philosophers traditionally have aspired to do likewise. Yet little is understood about what makes a priori knowledge possible. There is a growing branch of logic which studies what is known as double indexing and this promises to throw light on the priori. Australian philosophers have played a very salient role in the study of double indexing, and this project is well placed to make significant contributions in this area.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/0330/06/05

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD54,000.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD14,833.00